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Prosecutors say man charged in connection with Highland Park man’s beach death violated bond conditions

A man who is out on bond after being charged in connection with a September homicide at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park allegedly violated his bond conditions, prosecutors said. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ben Dillon said in court that Jacob Firestone, 18, of Highland Park, recently tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl, which […]

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$1.2 million bond for Highland Park man charged in arson fire while out on bond in Fort Sheridan Beach homicide

A man is being held on a $1.2 million bond after prosecutors charged him in an arson fire in Lake Forest, which occurred while he was out on bond in connection with the Fort Sheridan Beach homicide. Nicholas M. Caban, 20, of the 3400 block of Dato Avenue in Highland Park, was remanded to the […]

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2nd man charged in connection with homicide of Highland Park father, business owner on Fort Sheridan Beach

A second man has been charged after prosecutors say he obstructed the investigation into the homicide of a Highland Park father and business owner by removing a bloody wheelbarrow from Fort Sheridan Beach. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said a man, who lives in Highland Park near the beach, called 911 just before […]

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‘Loving and devoted father’: Highland Park father of two, business owner killed in fight on beach remembered

A business owner from Highland Park who was killed after a confrontation with a loud group at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park is being remembered as a “loving and devoted father.” An autopsy performed Monday on Matthew Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park, showed he died from “multiple injuries,” according to the Lake County Coroner’s […]

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Coroner releases identity of business owner, father who was killed during confrontation on beach near Highland Park

The coroner’s office has identified a business owner and father of two who was killed after a confrontation with a loud group at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park on Saturday. An autopsy performed Monday on Matthew Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park, showed he died from “multiple injuries,” according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. […]